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Wednesday, November 7, 2007

12:30 pm

Registration & Tabletops Open

1:30 - 2:30 pm

Opening Keynote

Apparel Retail 2010: How IT Will Drive a Better Consumer Experience

Speaker: David Aquino, Research Director / Value Chain Strategies, AMR Research Inc.

RFID, multichannel e-commerce, body scanning and wireless mobile personal shopping devices. All of these technologies - and more! - will help apparel retailers and brands create a stronger, more efficient and more personalized bond with consumers. Learn about the solutions your company should explore to be ready for the next generation of customer relationship management (CRM) in the apparel retail market.

2:10 - 2:30 pm Apparel All-Star Award Presentation

3:00 - 3:30 pm

Concurrent Educational Sessions

* Photo to Proto: Is it for REAL or Twilight-Zone?, Presented by Harry Wessels, TukaTech (Amphitheater)

* Source Tagging & Implementing Item Level RFID at the Point of Manufacture, Presented by Mark Thomas, Avery Dennison (Room 9)

* Product Lifecycle Management - ON Time, ON Budget, ON Track, Presented by Darioush Nikpour, Yunique Solutions & Nancy Johnson, Optimyze (Room 4)

4:00 - 4:30 pm

Concurrent Educational Sessions

* Geek Chic - Apparel Solutions Outside the Apparel Box: How Technology is Revolutionizing the Apparel Industry and Beyond, Presented by Joshua Scott, Julia Shaw, Matt Bakhoum and Yoram Burg, OptiTex USA (Amphitheater)

* How the Shifting Dynamics of Retail Are Accelerating the Evolution of Next Generation PLM, Presented by Kathleen Mitford, PTC (Room 9)

* Advantages of the SaaS Model, Presented by Paul A. Friedman, Ph.D., Fashionware Solutions Inc. (Room 4)

5:00 - 5:30 pm

Concurrent Educational Sessions

* FastFit: The SaaS Solution for Fast Fashion, Presented by Roxy Starr, Shapely Shadow Inc. (Amphitheater)

* How Evil is Your Inventory?, Presented by Bob McKee, Lawson (Room 9)

* Beyond Collaboration: Synchronizing the Product Development, Sourcing and Production Processes, Presented by Adikus Sulpizi, Business Management Systems Inc. (Room 4)

5:30 - 7:00 pm


Thursday, November 8, 2007

8:30 am

Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:30 am

Tabletops open

9:00 - 10:00 am

Second Day Keynote

IT Executive Roundtable: Top Apparel Tech Strategies

Moderated by: Michael Fralix, Ph.D., President & CEO, [TC]2

Speakers: Philip Giusto, CIO dressbarn; Martin Schneider, VP, Global Business Technology & CIO, VF Corporation; Jay Scussel, SVP of MIS, Goody's Family Clothing

This panel of leading IT executives from top retail and apparel enterprises will explore how they are leveraging technology as part of their strategy for tackling some of the market's greatest opportunities and challenges. Topics to be explored include: managing a technology strategy through growth and M&A, merchandising system upgrades, leveraging color and size data for greater profitability, faster product development, CRM best practices, PCI compliance, better global communication and solutions for enhancing the consumer's fashion shopping experience.

10:00 - 10:30 am

Concurrent Educational Sessions

* Is 3D Just a Pretty Movie or a Tool for Developing Fit? How to Convert Pattern Makers to Pattern Engineers, Presented by Ram Sareen, TukaTech (Amphitheater)

* Powered by Size USA Forms and Specifications, Presented by Ilona Foyer, Shapely Shadow Inc., Mike Fralix, [TC]2 and Cindy Istook, North Carolina State University (Room 9)

* The Complete Solution for Color Lifecycle Management, Presented by Tom Stutts, Datacolor (Room 4)

11:00 - 11:30 am

Concurrent Educational Sessions

* Developing a Strategic "Fit" Plan, Presented by Edward A. Gribbin, Alvanon Inc. (Amphitheater)

* Think Big, Start Small, Scale Fast: Strategies for PLM Success, Presented by Glenn Funk, ENOVIA MatrixOne (Room 9)

* Color Lifecycle Management + Product Lifecycle Management, Presented by Matt Fowler, Datacolor (Room 4)

12:00 - 12:30 pm

Concurrent Educational Sessions

* Managing the Concept to Delivery Processes, Presented by Suzanne Auyeung, Gerber Technology (Amphitheater)

* Transform Your Business with Integrated PLM and Global Sourcing Solutions, Presented by Fred Isenberg, New Generation Computing (Room 9)

* Expand Your Online B2C Opportunities wiht Integrated Web-based Inventory Replenishment, Presented by Michael McDermott, Delta Enterprise & Ron Grilli, Computer Generated Solutions (Room 4)

12:30 - 1:30 pm


1:30 - 2:00 pm

Concurrent Educational Sessions

* Tech Talk - IT Trends in the Apparel & Footwear Industry, Presented by HCL Technologies & Featuring a Panel of Leading Industry Practitioners from the Apparel and Footwear Industry (Amphitheater)

* Collaborative PLM: Is Your Company Leveraging Technology to Accelerate Speed to Market?, Presented by Stefano Lena, TXT e-Solutions (Room 9)

2:30 - 3:00 pm

Concurrent Educational Sessions

* When Great Product + Great Price = No Sale, Presented by Scott Oldham, Blue Fox Porini (Amphitheater)

* Yes, You Can Customize a PLM Solution, Presented by Charles Benoualid, Visual 2000 USA Inc. (Room 9)

3:30 pm

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